video game music

STAGE 50: Halloween 4

STAGE 50: Halloween 4

Hoodie and jacket season has returned, pop up costume shops are in full force and Halloween trick-or-treating is right around the corner.
With this haunting day of celebration being among us, It’s time for the Retro VGM Revival hour to have its annual Stage Honoring some haunting Video Game Music Tracks. Ranging from sinister first person puzzle games and haunting text adventures to frantic, blood-soaked singleplayer romps, it’s a diverse selection of thrills no matter what you’re in the mood for this 31st of october.

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STAGE 48: Tim Follin

STAGE 48: Tim Follin

While a small number of video game composers go on to achieve great fame thanks to their work in the industry, there are countless others who receive little to no attention at all . One of those often forgotten great video game composers is Tim Follin. A talented individual who’s career has been often hindered by the poor quality of the games he composed music for, so such that despite his considerable talent as a composer, his work is regularly overlooked in favor of other, more well known composers who simply had the good fortune to work on high profile releases.

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STAGE 47: Commodore Amiga

STAGE 47: Commodore Amiga

The Amiga… a computer platform way ahead of everyone else out there. Released on July 23, 1985, the Amiga, released by Commodore International, was a multimedia powerhouse of a computer, offering colorful graphics, a graphic user interface, and four channel stereo sound, at a time when platforms like the IBM PC and Macintosh were only offering very basic graphics and sounds on their platforms; the IBM PC was only really thought of at the time as a business oriented machine, and the Macintosh had sharp graphics but only in black and white. It was a computer that mystified the public and befuddled Commodore, who even themselves didn’t quite know how to really market the damned thing.

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STAGE 46: Metal Gear

STAGE 46: Metal Gear

Konami released the first Metal Gear game on July 13, 1987. Created by Hideo Kojima, the stealth game came out on the MSX2 computer and went on to spawn a successful and beloved franchise.

The game’s distinct use of stealth, rather than gunplay, quickly established it as an important and fun growing genre. Which is why this stage of the retro VGM revival hour is dedicated to METAL GEAR games….

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STAGE 45: Anime/Manga

STAGE 45: Anime/Manga

Video games inspired by anime and manga have been around for quite a long time.

A manga series becoming so popular that an anime series results from it, only to have it made onto a video game seems to be the next logical step.

Why not? I mean Alot of anime is filled with over-the-top action and unique characters that the end result does lend well to a video game adaptation.

So with that, this STAGE of the retro VGM revival
hour is dedicated to video games based on a manga/anime series.

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Playing Tribute To Satoru Iwata

Playing Tribute To Satoru Iwata

We here at the retro vgm revival hour and our partners the Nostalgia Road Trip are saddened to hear of the passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.

known for his friendly approach to Nintendo fans around the world, it would be no surprise that mister Iwata was an immensely popular figure both within the industry and with Nintendo fans, he will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace, Mr. Iwata.

And this is why this episode of the retro vgm revival hour is to give tribute of the amazing works that mister Satoru Iwata took part in, and that will be remembered in our hearts forever.

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STAGE 30: Ninjas

STAGE 30: Ninjas

Ninjas: The stealthy, deadly assassins that have captured our imaginations worldwide since they emerged from Japanese history and folklore to find their way into popular culture.

C’mon, admit it, we all loved ninjas growing up. Their involvement in video games have allowed gamers the ability to step into the world of a ninja and experience the life of a skilled martial artist. Be honest, What’s better than ninjas themselves? Taking control of a ninja and actually performing all of the incredible feats yourself in video game form, of course.

So save up some shurikens, sharpen your katana blade and slither through the shadows as we dedicate this STAGE of the retro VGM revival Hour to the music from various Video Games featuring Ninjas!

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STAGE 29: Sports

STAGE 29: Sports

From NBA Jam to Tecmo Bowl, sports video games have a close connection to sports fans. These video games allow the fans to simulate their hopes and dreams on the field, ring or stadium and are very popular as a result.

And what better way to enjoy your favorite sport games than with some amazing tracks. so this is why this STAGE in the retro VGM revival hour is dedicated to some great music from some of the most amazing sports game titles.

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STAGE 28: The Legend of ZELDA

STAGE 28: The Legend of ZELDA

The Legend of Zelda (or known in japan as ゼルダの伝説 Zeruda no Densetsu) is a high-fantasy action-adventure video game series created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka in 1986 and first appeared on the Famicom Disk System in japan Before being later converted into a cartridge game for the American Nintendo Entertainment System.

Centered around link, a green capped hero of Hyrule who must must save Princess Zelda and defeat the Evil wizard Ganon. The series’ gameplay incorporates elements of action, adventure, puzzle solving and exploration. This franchise has spanned every console in Nintendo’s History and spawned products like cartoons, Manga , toys , and even breakfast cereal making it one of Nintendo’s most prominent franchises.

And this is why this STAGE of the retro VGM revival hour Is dedicated to this amazing video game franchise: THE LEGEND OF ZELDA

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STAGE 27: Sega Master System VS Nintendo Entertainment System

STAGE 27: Sega Master System VS Nintendo Entertainment System

The 3rd Generation era of video games brings back very fond memories to many retro gamers. To many gamers in north america, The third generation (sometimes referred to as the 8-bit era) began on October 18, 1985 with the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System , and later in June of 1986 ( about nine months after the NES debut) the Sega Master System. This generation marked the end of the North American video game crash.

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